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Researchers have devised a new way to siphon data out of an infected computer even when it has been physically disconnected from the Internet to prevent the leakage of sensitive information it stores.
Some of the best lessons come from the school of hard knocks. But some kit is too delicate or expensive to be subjected to this.
Researchers in Brazil who are trying to help people with spine injuries gain mobility have made a surprising discovery: Injured people doing brain training while interacting with robot-like machines were able to regain some sensation…
A team of researchers has demonstrated how Android applications can be manipulated to transmit sensitive information using a phone's built-in sensors.
Stanford University cybersecurity scholar Herbert Lin contends foreign hackers constitute a viable threat against the U.S. presidential election.
Researchers say they have designed new blue-light-emitting molecules for organic light-emitting diodes that could dramatically improve displays for TVs, phones, and tablets.
House-cleaning robots will surely be popular, but building one will be a daunting challenge, according to researchers.
Groundbreaking achievements in computing are expected in the next 35 years.
Tim Berners-Lee is working to help you own your own data, while making it available to the applications that you want to be able to use it.
Timing is everything.
In 2013, when University of Birmingham computer scientist Flavio Garcia and a team of researchers were preparing to reveal a vulnerability that allowed them to start the ignition of millions of Volkswagen cars and drive themdelayed…
With widespread adoption among law enforcement, advertisers, and even churches, face recognition has undoubtedly become one of the biggest threats to privacy out there.
Researchers are scrambling to repair and expand data pipes worldwide — and to keep the information revolution from grinding to a halt.
Venus is—without a doubt—Earth's toxic sibling.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons.
Researchers at Stanford University have analyzed text messages from crisis counseling sessions to identify techniques associated with successful sessions.
Researchers at the University of Oxford say they have achieved a quantum logic gate with a precision, or fidelity, substantially greater than the previous world record.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a text-to-speech mobile application designed for use on the Indian subcontinent.
A University of Texas at Arlington professor is developing computing tools to enable researchers to better determine the best medical treatment pathways.
Robots will take the Internet of Things to the next level.
On 19 June, several hundred thousand US fans of the television drama Game of Thrones went online to watch an eagerly awaited episode—and triggered a partial failure in the channel's streaming service. Some 15,000 customers were…
Giant flocks of black birds circled the wreckage of an airliner that had struck an Alaska mountain two weeks earlier, killing all 111 aboard.
History will note that the guy who discovered liquid water on Mars was an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, a 20-year-old who played guitar in a death-metal band and worked in a planetary science lab.
The idea of taking apart a rat's heart and transforming it into a tissue-engineered stingray first came to Kevin Kit Parker during a trip to the New England Aquarium with his daughter.
When Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, requested to see his personal data that Facebook stored on its servers, he was mailed a CD-ROM containing a 1,222-page document.
Researchers have taken a step toward practical quantum computing with a prototype chip that traps ions in an electric field and directs laser light at each of them.
Researchers at Bielefeld University have developed a system that offers new training opportunities for swimmers by expanding their perception and feel for the water.
Researchers have identified a vulnerability in the Transmission Control Protocol of all Linux operating systems that enables attackers to hijack Internet communications.
A project to data-mine mobile phone records found people invest more in relationships where there exists a risk of the relationship weakening.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed tiny wireless implants that one day could control prosthetics and treat physical disorders.